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After 20 Years, This WayForward Shmup Classic Will Return To Modern Consoles & PC

Back in 2005, WayForward made a 2D shmup-slash-RPG hybrid called Sigma Star Saga. You played a double agent who explored and fought enemies in top-down form, and also engage in random battles where you teleport into space onto a random ship and go through a 2D shmup wave. It was quite innovative for its time and the game’s spritework wasn’t half-bad to look at.

20 years later, WayForward is planning on revisiting that old game and re-releasing it for current consoles (Xbox Series, PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch) and PC. The Sigma Star Saga re-release will also be out on a Game Boy Advance-compatible repro cart courtesy of Limited Run Games. Key art and logo, as well as the game’s feature list, are below:

Features

  • The GBA classic returns after 20 years!
  • Top-down RPG-style exploration mixed with action-packed space-shooter battles!
  • Survive as a double agent for the humans and the Krill, and discover the secret of the six planets
  • Stunning pixel-art graphics and fantastic soundtrack
  • Explore using tools like the Scanner, Krill Boots, Wings, and more
  • Customize your ship with more than 70 different Gun Data items
  • Branching story with multiple endings

If you want to see Sigma Star Saga running on the GBA, check out the playthrough video below. I’ve played the original game back in the day; while a unique game, the RPG grind is very, VERY long and tedious. I do hope the re-release can fix that problem.

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